Adoption Day

Sweet little Sofia celebrated her six month birthday at the 3rd District Courthouse for the official signing of adoption papers.

All the legal stuff was simply a formality because Sofia was already wholly and completely daughter, granddaughter, niece, beloved baby girl.

I had to delete several photos in this set because strangers kept stopping to admire sweet Sofia.
Adoptions are the happiest events in a courthouse and she was met with smiles all around.

I didn’t dare photoshop her eyes at all. They are simply amazing!

Jessica made Sofia’s beautiful dress.

silly Grandpa Roger

I wish this were sharper– but it’s too cute to throw away.

Off to see the judge. Matt’s darling parents-thoroughly captivated by little miss beautiful

It was a pleasure to spend time with you Matt, Jessica, Sofia and family. And thanks for sending me home early Jess– my kids DID need me. You are already such a pro at this mothering gig.
August 28, 2008
August 31, 2008



  1. Melinda

    August 30, 2008

    Because I grew up with Jessica it is so fulfilling to me to see a dream like this one come true for her. I know how the adoption thing works and I’m so glad it’s offically over and they don’t have to worry about timelines etc. They make a beautiful family!

  2. Bonnie

    August 30, 2008

    How sweet! Sophia is adorable!

  3. Jessica

    August 30, 2008

    Oh Michelle!!! What can I say?!? I love these photos. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have captured Sofia so perfectly. I know we will treasure these for years to come, and then some. I just want to stare at these forever. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!!!

  4. JK's Mental Notes

    August 30, 2008

    Michelle. I LOVE these pix. The first one is incredible! What a wonderful session! Love the bright cheery feel to these great captures!

    Great work!


  5. Mary Staples

    August 30, 2008

    These are GORGEOUS. I am in love with your photography…as well as my adorable niece.

  6. Matt's Blog

    August 31, 2008

    Thank you so much for taking these! They are so wonderful and we can’t stop looking at them. You have this photography/lighting thing down pat!

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